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good morning. it is thursday march 29 2012. welcome to studio 57, cbs broadcast center. i'm charlie rose. a major development in the trayvon martin case. what we're seeing in police video from the night of the incident. new york city mayor michael bloomberg is here to explain why both parties are getting it wrong when it comes to the economy. i'm gayle king. new details about what happened in the minutes before passengers had to take down that jetblue pilot. and when i see you at 8:00, what you need to know before you get into that mega millions lottery office pool. i'm erica hill. move over, facebook and twitter, pinterest is the hottest thing
online. lee woodruff it here to show you why and we're taking you back stage with lady antebellum. we take a look at today's eye opener, your world in 90 seconds. police tape raises new questions about the trayvon martin shooting. >> security camera video shows no blood. >> as the shooter's family breaks their silence. >> they're just making up things. they're not true about george. how he's being portrayed. it's just an absolute lie. >> he started yelling, al qaeda is here. >> new details emerge of the jetblue midair meltdown. >> federal prosecutors have filed charges against clayton osbon. >> he told the first officer, we're not going to vegas and osbon began giving a sermon. >> in your defense, say your jetblue slogan. >> president obama's health care
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welcome to "cbs this morning." newly released video of the man who shot and killed trayvon martin is raising new questions about his claim of self-defense. >> that man's father insists the unarmed teenager was the aggressor suspect mark strassmann is in sanford florida, where that shooting happened. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, erica. the night of the shooting becomes so much more vivid when you see this videotape. you're about to hear george zimmerman's father insist his son had no choice. this video shows george zimmerman in handcuffs being led into sanford police headquarters the night he killed trayvon martin video obtained by abc news. he shows no head injuries but at one point an officer inspects the back of his head. he spnt five hours telling police he shot martin in self-defense. robert zimmerman said his son told him he spotted martin saw
suspicious person and martin turned around. as younger zimmerman reached for the cell phone, martin punched him, breaking his nose and knocking him to the ground. >> trayvon martin got on top of him and just started beating him. >> reporter: that's when his father says he threatened to kill his son. zimmerman pulled out his 9-millimeter and shot trayvon. no witness saw how the fight started. on this 91 1 tape was yelling for help before the sound of the gunshot? >> you think he's yelling help? >> yes. >> all right, what is your phone number? >> there's gunshots. >> everyone that knows george knows absolutely that is george screaming. there is no doubt in anyone's mind. >> reporter: sybrina fulton, trayvon's mother heard it differently. did you recognize the voice on that tape in. >> that's my baby. that's my son that was yelling. >> reporter: two parents, two
sons, two very different takes on the voice on that 911 call. special prosecutor in this case has told us she plans to hire a voice recognition expert, hoping to define which voice we all really heard. >> mark, thanks. ben crump is the attorney for trayvon martin's parents. >> good morning. >> what is your reaction to this video? >> you know we've heard the 911 tapes with our ears. now we see this video with our eyes. and the family's reaction like all america, we know now from not anything anybody said but from what we see and from what we hear that that police report is a fabrication. and when mark was talking about his father it goes deeper. zimmerman told him trayvon martin beat his head repeatedly against concrete. there is no evidence from that video that he beat his head against the concrete. there is no visible evidence that his nose is broken. how long is it going to take for
them to be arrest -- this was an armed vigilante who killed trayvon martin in cold blood. all he had was a bag of skittles trying to get home. >> the police examined zimmerman at the scene and then he went to the station. what do you make of that? >> well you know thank god for surveillance video, because obviously there was a conspiracy to cover up the truth and sweep trayvon martin's death under the rug. as sybrina fulton said yesterday, upon seeing this video, this is the icing on the cake. you know, after they've been through so much grieving and personal attacks on their son. all they wanted was simple justice. they just wanted him to be arrested, charlie. as we talked with gayle yesterday, they talked about all the stuff they had to endure with this. and this video is some sense of relief, but yet he's not arrested yet. so they can't rest peacefully because their child is in the
grave while the killer is free. >> there's been a lot of talk about what has been done within the police department. can you tell us when was the first time your clients, trayvon's parents, met with the police and what was the initial account they were given of the police understanding of what happened that night? >> yes erica. remember mr. martin only called me after the police told him they were not going to arrest the killer of his son. and they said -- they saw zimmerman's account, which is very self-serving erica. he said trayvon marchtin -- the story keeps changing but this armed vigilante says zimmerman -- he was attacked that his car -- that's where he said trayvon attacked him at. he says that he beat his head repeatedly in the ground, that he put his hand over his mouth and used some profanity, and beat him repeatedly in his face. you don't see any evidence of that erica. don't believe me.
don't listen to mother father. look with your eyes and listen to the 911 tape with your ears and that tells the story. >> mr. crump, thank you for joining us. >> thank you. please give my best to gayle. >> we will. this morning after three days of historic debate at the supreme court, supporters and opponents of president obama's health care law can only sit and wait. >> the justices are expected to announce their decision in june. chief legal correspondent jan crawford was at the high court for the final day of arguments. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, erica. it does appear at the end of this historic three days of arguments that the justices are inclined to strike down the key part of this law, the requirement that all americans buy health insurance. yesterday in that courtroom justice stephen breyer showed just what that could mean as he held up this section and says, this is the section that requires us to buy health insurance. and this is the rest of this massive law. if we strike down this what are
we going to do about the rest of it? >> the argument that's made in the -- >> reporter: the arguments wednesday showed what was at stake. not just the requirement to buy health care but the entire health care law. the conservatives and moderate swing justice anthony kennedy suggested if the mandate was gone, the whole thing should be scrapped. >> when have we ever really struck down what was the main purpose of the act and left the rest in effect? >> reporter: the typically blunt justice scalia suggested it would be better if congress started with a clean slate instead of the court deciding which of the law's other provisions could stand. and he joked that reading the 2700-page law would violate a constitutional amendment, cruel and unusual punishment. >> what happened to the eighth amendment? you really want us to go through these 2,700 pages? >> reporter: liberal justices like ruth bader ginsburg pushed to save the rest of the massive health care law. >> why should we say it's a choice between a wrecking
operation, which is what you are requesting, or a salvage job. and the more conservative approach would be salvage other than throwing out everything. >> reporter: the obama administration concedes without the mandate, popular provisions like banning insurance companies from denying coverage to people with preexisting conditions would be doomed. now, going into these hearings, there were a lot of people, particularly a lot of supporters who said this is an easy case. there's no way this court would strike down that individual mandate, but it is clear after these three days that was just wishful thinking. this is a really complicated, complex case. it does appear right now anyway that there is a majority who's going to strike down not only that requirement we all buy health insurance but perhaps the entire law. we'll know for sure by the end of june. charlie and erica? >> jan, thank you so much. >> the economy remains the key issue in this year's election. new york city mayor michael
bloomberg is weighing in in an op-ed in today's new york wall street journal. >> mayor bloomberg, good morning. >> thank you for having me. >> welcome to "cbs this morning." >> thank you. it's a great show. a great set. sorry you have to work with charlie. >> well, we'll talk about that later. >> he's like clooney, unrelenting. many similarities between you and george clooney, by the way. >> there are. >> federal budget and class warfare. i support, you say letting the bush tax cuts expire but the obama plan isn't a serious strategy. by the obama plan you mean what? >> the obama plan to raise taxes on the wealthy will only raise roughly, $1 billion more per year. we have a deficit of $1.2 trillion a year. so, it may be a political solution to a problem but it is not a solution to our fiscal problem. if you want to balance the budget, you have to raise taxes on everyone, and you have to cut
programs and do them slowly. you can do them intelligently, both but you cannot either cut your ways out of the problem or close your eyes and think it's going to go away. >> but it's not happening in washington. there is gridlock about this very issue of who's prepared on the republican side to see tax increases and who's prepared on democratic side to cut entitlements. >> that's why i wrote this op-ed piece. that's why i'm going to speak later on with erskine/bowles. we have to tell the public call your representative a president, senator congressman, and say, i want a concrete solution. it may not be a solution that i like, but you've got to come up with something that actually balances the budget. neither party nor either end of pennsylvania avenue have done that. they keep promising everybody something for nothing. unfortunately as you ee in europe, something for nothing doesn't exist. eventually countries get into real trouble.
we're in somewhat trouble right now. one reason we have this high unemployment rate is companies are afraid to make investments. banks are afraid to make loan because they don't see leadership. they don't see a problem to our problems. >> with respect to president obama's proposal and the bufffett rule, do you believe it's not about fairness? >> the buffett issue is we want people to create jobs. we lower taxes on capital gains to get people to invest. the good new is it worked. warren buffett did exactly what the tax code encouraged him to do. his tax rate has nothing to do with the tax rate of his secretary's. if warren buffett has ordinary income, he will pay a higher tax rate than his secretary because i assume he'll make more ordinary income than she does. if she were to ip vest in capital gains, she would have the -- in investments sheltd have the same low tax rate that
warren buffett. >> beyond the fact of the difference in ordinary income and capital gains. >> no i think the rich have to pay more. we all have to pay more. if you just raise taxes on the rich you only raise minimum amount of money. most of this country is middle class and that's where most of the tax revenue is. so if you want to raise $4 trillion over the next ten years, which gets you halfway, only halfway to a balanced budget, everybody's taxes have to go up. and the nice thing is the president has the ability to do this, charlie. he doesn't -- he can't say, congress won't go along. all the president has to do is say, i am going to veto any bill that tries to stop the automatic ending of the bush-era tax cuts for everybody. he has enough votes to sustain a veto. everybody's taxes will go up. then he should turn to the republicans and say, you said you wouldn't do anything about
revenue. i took it off the table. sorry. i'm smarter than you. let's talk about intelligent cuts instead of sequester. is there a way slowly decrease benefits or raise eligibility age for medicare and social security. there's a way to have more co-pay on medicaid which will do two things. one, users of the service will pay a little more. two, they'll think twice before they use services. so the services they use will be those that are really needed and not stuff that would be nice to have. >> do you think the republicans are playing class warfare as well as democrats? >> everybody is trying to pander to their base rather than come up and lead from the front and say, look there is no easy answer here. we're all in this together. let's make a sacrifice. that's what almost always says. i think they will, incidentally. winston churchill famously said america can always be depended on to do the right thing after exhausting all other possibilities. that's exactly what you see playing out in washington.
>> i want to get you to weigh in on a couple other issues. you've been a outspoken proceed pennant of gun control. as you see what's happening in florida with trayvon martin what do you think of this law in florida? >> it doesn't make any sense. you don't want people being vigilantes. they don't have the training. they don't have the expertise. there is no oversight. that's the police department's job. all the statistics show if you, for example, have a gun at home you're 22 times more likely to be killed by a gun. someone's banging on your door and says i'm going to come in and kill you. you say, where is the gun? where did i put the ammunition? where's the key. you're better off not having a gun. >> do you think this will lead to a national conversation? you know, hope springs eternal. got a conference of 600 mayors from across the country trying to get -- give people the right
to own arms protected by the second amendment but not have carry on campus, not have minors carrying guns not have people with psychiatric problems, criminal problems carrying guns. we saw a disaster in arizona where a congress person was shot in the head and congress still didn't do something. all they did is let's make it worse, give more people guns. america is the only country in the world i think, that has more guns thatten people. america is the only place where there is a murder rate with guns. other people have criminal problems. other places have murders. but here it's a unique thing. what congress did is they protected the gun industry as a separate industry and said, if the manufacturers know guns will kill people you still can't sue them. we don't do that. if an automobile company makes a car they know is going to run off the road every once in ale while and kill people, we would stop them from selling the car and put management in jail. yet congress protected the gun
manufacturers who know the only reason people are buying armor-piercing bullets to kill somebody probably cops. i've never seen a deer or elk wearing a bullet proof vest. so, we have to do something about this. so far congress has not had any courage. >> and are politicians respected to go to the public and make the argument you're working? >> if you work them over enough, they probably will. it's really the fourth estate's job to explain to the public what's going on here and how public gets congress to do the right thing. in the end, charlie, i've always believed elected officials generally, not all, but most care about only three things. one, getting re-elected because that's the way they make a living. two, keeping their party in pow are because that makes it easy to get re-elected. number three, see number one. so, you know they just -- you have to explain to them as the nra does that if they vote one way, they're going to pay a
penalty at the ballot box. the nra says vote for guns in the hands of everybody or we will keep you from getting re-elected. the president has to say, you vote for guns and they're are going to kill my kid. we're going to keep you from being re-elected. >> mayor, thank you. . come back soon. forest service officials in colorado are apologizing for unintentionally starting a deadly forest fire. that fire has burned out of control southwest of denver for four days and forcing hundreds to evacuate. >> where's mom? what are you stopping for? >> that is just one family that are making a dash for safety on monday. the danger started when gusty winds reignited a fire officials had set to burn away brush. all control burned on state-own land have been stopped. an
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jetblue flight 191. where the pilot went on a bizarre rampage on tuesday. >> that's all ahea it is 26 minutes past 7:00, it is a night pretty mild day start, will that translate into the commute? sharon will let you know right after meteorologist tim's first warning weather. >> well, good morning, everyone, 65 degrees today with a breezy day in store. overnight lows going down to just around 37 and we do have a freeze warning in effect for garrett and allegheny counties, now for a check of the roads we send it to sharon gibala with wjz traffic control. >> new information on that fire activity on 32 eastbound at telegraph road, apparently a brush fire there blocking the right lane. also 895 southbound we still have an accident there on the right shoulder. an accident in the clearing stages in the city of frederick at willard and another one on east north. watch for delays now 95 southbound, 13 minutes between
white marsh boulevard and just beyond the beltway. there is your beltway speeds and times, delays there. this traffic report is brought to you by home paramount pest control. back over to you. >> thank you very much. opening statements expected today in the trial of twin brothers charged in a case of animal abuse here. monique griego is live outside the courthouse. >> reporter: good morning, everyone. jury selection started yesterday and went late into the evening. now it has been three years since the pit bull was doused with gasoline and set on fire. burned so badly she had to be euthanized. twin brothers have already been tried once and it ended with a hung jury. the case sparked outrage and widespread publicity is expected to be a challenge. if convicted of it the brothers face three years in prison. back to you. >> a truck crashes into a house
causing a fire. the flames shot of the it home while they battled the blaze in pikesville. a broken gas line helped to fuel the fire for several hours. everybody in the truck and in the house escaped unharmed. there is no word on what caused the truck to lose control and crash into the house. prosecutors dropped charges against five former counselors at the old bowling brook preparatory school in the death of him. the were charged with wreckless endangerment for failing to call 911 in a timely manner. they are blaming evidence not allowed by the judge. they are split on the issue of same sex marriage. a new poll shows 43% of the people want to repeal it while 40% want to it go into effect. they are trying to collect enough signatures to get it on the ballot this november. stay with us, up next charges
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america has been waiting for. welcome back to "cbs this morning." >> we can all rest easy now, right? >> anticipation. >> the jazz flute returns. captain clayton osbon pilot of jetblue flight 191 is facing federal charges of interfering with flight crew of his own plane. his collapse in flight forced the plane to make an unscheduled landing. senior correspondent john miller is here with new details of tuesday's emergency. good morning. >> good morning, erica. you know since tuesday we've heard a lot about what happened in the cabin of that plane between the pilot and passengers. the federal charges will give us our first detailed events into what was going on between the two men who were in control of that plane. >> reporter: the federal complaint offers stark details of the pilot's bizarre behavior in the cockpit talking about religion, saying things just don't matter yelling at air traffic controllers on the radio and declaring to his co-pilot, we need to take a leap of faith.
and we're not going to vegas. after the co-pilot used a rouse to get osbon out of the cockpit, passengers heard this. >> now he's starting to say, you know, pray to jesus, you know, and he started yelling inside the -- you know, to the flight deck, you know, throttle to idle, throttle to idle, bring this plane down al qaeda is here. >> reporter: the criminal complaint details his behavior from before takeoff in new york. at jfk airport osbon showed up later than he should and missed the crew briefing. during the flight he yelled over the radio to air traffic control, instructed them to be quiet and then turned off the radios and started dimming his monitors. investigators are seeking to subpoena medical records, any prescription drug records and want to carefully retrace captain osbon's steps from what he ate to what he said to how he
slept in the days before the midair meltdown. they still don't know what caused it. and a man that by all accounts was the quintessential image of a commercial pilot. mark rosenker former chairman of the ntsb says the jetblue incident may call for a new look at pilot screening. what does this incident signal? is it a tipping point? >> there are questions that need to be answered. how do we better screen these people to make sure that they are fit to fly which not only includes a good heart, good blood pressure but a good healthy psychological profile as well. >> jetblue 191 we have to go into amarillo. >> reporter: but in the jetblue case, many agree, the co-pilot's careful plan to have any confrontation unfold outside the cockpit may have saved lives. how do you characterize the
strategy of the co-pilot? >> he did a brilliant job, in my judgment. got him off that flight deck shut that door got his other pilot in the flight deck with him so they could take care of this airplane and divert it to amarillo. >> john, why did they go forward with these charges if there is a medical explanation? >> you know, that was a subject of great debate. if you have someone under mental dur es are you going to charge them criminally? but yesterday between the agents in amarillo, lubbock, dallas u.s. attorney's office the question kept coming up he's on a three-day medical hold under police guard. if a lawyer said we're checking him out of a hospital and moving him to another facility who has control over this guy as we await medical results. it got dicey to the point where
they said, let's just drop the complaint on him. when he's released from the hospital, we'll know he's in federal custody and we can manage it from there without worrying about where he's going. >> i want to expand this conversation. joining us jeffrey lieberman, welcome. >> thanks, charlie. >> is there such a thing as a panic attack in terms of the medical community? help us understand without treating this particular person and knowing everything you can know in not treating from a distance but helping us understand how this kind of circumstance could happen. >> panic attacks are a known diagnostic entity. it's called panic disorder and associated with anxiety with a lot of physical symptoms associated. what this pilot suffered from was not a panic attack. that's the first word put out but the description of his behavior, background and history are not consistent with that. there's really three categories to be considered without having the background of this person and also being able to evaluate
them. the first is that he suffered a precipitous onset of a psychiatric disorder, a psychotic disorder where he broke with reality, delusional thoughts about imminent disaster. the second is that he had a neurologic event which compromised his brain function. in a 49-year-old man with no prior history, stable employment, to have a psychiatric illness of this is he severely so abruptly is unusual. is this manifestations of a tumor? a mini stroke? is it a seizure? infection or something like that? the third category has to do with intoxication by substances. either medicines he was prescribed by a doctor which he took in the wrong way or he's self-medicating with something. >> what do you call the first one? >> the first would be a psychiatric disorder. >> but there's a name for that? >> it would be a psychotic
disorder, most likely a manic or psychotic mood disorder. >> yes, go ahead. >> more than one passenger told us that as they wrestled him, he was foaming at the mouth. we requested. that indicative of one of these three? >> yes, yes. there's several things about the description of his behavior which point you in the direction of one or two of these rather than the others. so he had stigmota of an organic process which would point to the neurologic or drug intoxication. foaming at the mouth. he had hyperacusis, too much noise, told the air traffic controller to keep it down, and the third thing is he ran out of the cabin saying i need to splash water on my face. like he was having some tactile discomfort that he needed to cool down with water. these point to either it being a drug intoxication or some neurologic event. >> a couple of questions that come up. i don't believe, correct me if i'm wrong, that we've heard much in the last couple of days as to what his state is right now?
we haven't, have we? we don't know if this is ongoing. >> we haven't. what the fbi said was his behavior was the same off and on the plane. he was rambling, incoherent. now he's in a hospital setting, we don't have access to that information. >> if that was still going on does that give you any further indication? >> well first of all, this a mystery because we don't have enough information. let me tell you, it's nothing that's going to take a long time to solve. they may in the hospital already know the basis of this problem and the diagnosis because all they have to do is do an examination, take a careful history, do laboratory tests, a brain scan and you have a diagnosis. without that information, my -- if you said what is your guess, one thing that i noticed is that he apparently had been selling a diet supplement. so, one might infer that he was insome kind. nutritional program to lose weight, in some kind of diet.
in these substances there's stimulants or when you go on a diet you tamper with your brain chemistry. this could have been a factor. >> one quick question. has it been this kind of incident in the cockpit anywhere else in airline history? >> there have been a couple. air canada flight from london to toronto, they had to forcibly remove the co-pilot in 1998. egypt air co-pilot downed a plane, killing 217 people on board. this was a guy urn a lot of stress at the time. >> thank you both. >> still a lot to consider. we should point out those charges come with a possible 20-year sentence and a $250,000 fine. thanks. you can buy a whole lot these days with your smartphone. a swipe and an app. but does all that new technology make it easier for crooks to swipe your personal info. looking ahead to money, oprah winfrey will be with us.
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even the food trucks are going high tech. >> makes things so much easier. >> reporter: just swipe your credit card in this guy's cell phone and your organic moroccan meal is paid for. this product is called square a credit or debit card reading device that allows anybody to accept a payment from anybody else. no cash needed. >> works really well. it's fast and it's secure. >> reporter: in some cases you can ditch your wallet all together. >> locating driver. abdul will arrive in eight minutes. not bad wrt. >> reporter: we tried a car service that will pick you up drop you off and bill your online profile. the entire payment processed by a smartphone. around the globe it's estimated that consumers spent $60 billion using mobile payment devices last year. three years from now, that number is expected to jump to 170 billion. with added convenience comes potential risks. your sensitive financial
information is stored next to your photos contact lists and sometimes your personal e-mail. with expanding technology means sparking concern on capitol hill. >> we want to make sure these payment are safe and secure. >> today lawmakers will hold their second in a series. daesing mobile payments and how private and banking rules. >> there's a lot to be concerned about. >> earlier this year, google temporarily shut down part of its mobile payment system google wallet to address a security glitch. for it's part, the tech industry it is it's ak lily working with the government to pursue new information. for those giving the apps a try may find their real wallets a little later. >> i don't owe you anything? >> no, we're good. >> all right. thank you. >> for the most part this technology is still in infancy. a survey conducted on behalf of
the federal reserve found only 12% of smartphone users in the past year actually made mobile payments, but that number is sure to rise very quickly. >> so, what will you do? well, brace yourself. this is coming, like it or not, so i will get on bother and do my homework and make sure i'm ready for the next mobile generation here. >> and do your best not to lose your phone, ri we know the number, right?
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four minutes before 8:00 and another din a mit day start out there, on the windy side in some places, sharon has got traffic and it is meteorologist tim over at first warning weather. >> well, good morning everyone, going up to 65 degrees today, a breezy afternoon but temperatures drop down to 37 tonight. now for a look at the roads we send it to sharon gibala. >> hi, tim, good morning, everyone. if you are just about to head out we have an accident there and new fire activity blocking east middle street. you are looking at a chase street as being your alternate. also we still have that fire activity on 32 eastbound blocking the right lane. speaking of back-ups, 14 minutes from white marsh boulevard to 8 niche. there is a look at your delays on the builtway, there is a
live a live look at that. there is more. over to you. >> two brothers are on trial again. we have their story. jury selection started yesterday and went into the evening. it has been three years since the dog was set on fire and had to be euthanized. the brothers have already been tried once. last time it ended with single hold out. the case sparked outrage across the country and publicity is expected to be a challenge. if convicted the brothers face up to three years. >> a scary scene in baltimore county a car pinned underneath a bus. the car rear ended the bus yesterday. the car's hood got stuck under the bus' back bumper, one person was taken to a hospital for some injury.
the drawing at friday is an all-time high, 500$500 million. think how many lottery tickets you could buy with that. if i win the lottery, i would go straight to the 99 cent store and blow their mind. >> i don't know if i would go to the 9 cent store. how about the shake shack? welcome back to "cbs this morning." i'm gayle king. >> i'm charlie rose. americans from coast to coast are dreaming big, the jackpot for tomorrow's mega millions drawing is the largest in u.s. history. $500 million. office pools are one way to are a better shot of winning. we are a few going around here.
national correspondent dean reynolds reports, they can also backfire. >> reporter: the number is tempting. >> oh man, i need that. >> reporter: in chicago last-minute ticket sales were brisk and hopes were high. >> this could be it. this could be the winner. >> reporter: it's 176 million to 1 that he or anybody else will win the largest lottery payoff in history. so many have joined groups. >> 275 mega million tickets. >> reporter: lowering the odds a bit, spreading around the payment and hopefully the payoff. >> everybody in my job, we go through a pool. i got to share with all them and all my friend and family. >> reporter: last year one group from new york state shared top prize and pocketed $19 million apiece time the jackpot get around $100 million we go to our coworkers in the office ask them if they want to get in. >> reporter: it doesn't always end well. the woman in connecticut suing
her sister for keeping all the lottery loot. the guy in nj financial guilty of trying to cheat five coworkers out of $38.5 million. >> did you feel betrayed? >> reporter: or the woman in california, seen on this convenience store surveillance tape passing out lottery tickets she just bought last friday, only to demand them back when one turned out to be worth $260,000. and yet they keep buying n groups or on their own. >> mega millions. >> reporter: chicagoan brian thompson has a good reason to go solo. >> i'm not doing an office pool because i need that whole $500 million. >> reporter: when it comes to the lottery hope springs eternal. >> good number. >> reporter: for "cbs this morning," i'm dean reynolds in chicago. >> we sure hope you don't have to turn your hope into heart ache. let's ask jack ford about that this morning, to avoid that.
i'm thinking there's so much money, i really don't want one person to win. i think it's better if it's shared. >> i did get one quick pick. but i do think it's better if it's shared. i really do believe that. so, should we have a written contract, do you think? >> you don't need one. a lot of people think that you can't have a contract or agreement unless it's in writing. one of the jokes used to be an oral contract isn't worth the paper it's not written on right? the reality is you can have an oral agreement that's enforceable. if the four of us said let's throw a couple bucks in the pool, we'll buy them, split it equally equally, we throw the money in. that's a deal. that's enforceable. but is it a better idea to have something written down so you all understand what you're doing? that's always a better idea. put down the names of people have everybody sign it up at the top it says we're chipping in two bucks once a week for the next five weeks and split it equally. >> we did that earlier in the
week. the crew -- no no the crew organized it and i handed larry my ten bucks and larry handed me pages and pages of every single ticket. >> the case we just saw a few moments ago in dean's report was the guy said he went -- bought the tickets for everybody and bought his own. he said, lo and behold what a surprise. >> mine won. >> it wasn't yours, it was mine that won. the answer, if you're in a pool is it helpful to do that? absolutely. money, that kind of money, can change relationships real fast. >> really fast. >> take a shot of everyone you know and everybody knows if they're in or not. >> if you're normally in you play every week we've seen these stories in the news, oh you were sick that didn't or -- do you have any claims? >> that's a good question. you might. it depends on the circumstances. if you have a deal where you do it once a week, you've been doing it for years, and the plan was if you're out sick the pool covers you and you double your
contribution the next week. that's what they've done forever. the one week they win, you're not there. you could make an argument this was our agreement. you were going to cover for me as we covered for everybody else. you could are a good argument you might be able to get your hands on those shares if those are the is circumstances. that's another reason writing it down isn't a bad deal. >> does everybody -- >> i didn't get one. >> i got one for you. it's a quick pick. i only ask -- >> this is my first. >> thank you. >> you're welcome. take everybody out to the cbs cafeteria cafeteria. >> i think we can do more than that. >> i think we could spring. >> $500 million. >> your first ticket. >> 500 million new our weather is looking pretty good, starting off with sunshine and calm winds for right now but the winds have been gusting 20 to 25 miles per hour through the morning and we expect that to be a breezy
afternoon through -- are at least a breezy day at least through the early afternoon. 37 tonight, chilly far western suburbs we are talking about garrett and allegheny have a freeze warning pinterest is so hot that even president obama recently joined. wow, many people are addicted to it especially women we hear. we'll show you what's this all about. how the weather impacts your joints. i know that's true. that is coming up in "healthwatch." you're watching "cbs this morning." [ woman ] my boyfriend and i were going on vacation, so i used my citi thank you card to pick up some accessories. a new belt. some nylons. and what girl wouldn't need new shoes? we talked about getting a diamond. but with all the thank you points i've been earning... ♪ ♪ ...i flew us to the rock i really had in mind. ♪ ♪ [
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breaking news to report out of philadelphia. you're looking at philadelphia international airport where kyw is reporting, a man tried to get on a plane carrying some kind of explosive. >> john miller is back. what do we know john? >> this story is still unfolding. a guy who in a psa security checkpoint. they don't like the images they're seeing of the bag. they get into it. what they find is very alarming. which is you have two m-80 firecrackers, which commonly the equivalent is they're worth a
quarter stick of dynamite each perform you've got a fuse, which is a common component in a homemade explosive device. then you've got a bottle that's taped up on the outside, so you can't see inside that has a pound of explosive powder in it. so basically what you have there is inside a backpack going through security to board an airplane, the components of an improvised explosive device. now, that's where the drama gets pretty high. where i think, and this is very early, so everything here is preliminary, where i think this will wind down is as they're questioning the man, what was he doing with it he has a story about some business he's developing in pyrotechnics with a friend of his that he didn't know it was in that backpack with other things. so, this may wind down to be a lot about nothing, but the sum of its parts certainly have set wheels into motion with the philadelphiapd the fbi, the joint terrorism task force and the shutdown of that terminal.
>> what's curious about this for me, if in fact it is explainable, why didn't he tell them, this is what i have in my bag? >> well, they're still going through his story. i think at this point the story was, i didn't know it was in the bag with this other stuff. but here's what it's about. >> i got stopped the other day for a bottle of cran-apple and contact lens solution. i wonder what people think they go get through tsa with that stuff. >> it almost leans to, he couldn't have know it was in the bag but because of what it was and the amount he had, and the fact that the bottle was designed to conceal what was inside they're going to have to can him a whole lot more questions before they're comfortable. >> i'm glad they're asking. >> we should point out the airport is reopened. john, thank you. time for this morning's "healthwatch" with dr. holly phillips.
good morning. today on "healthwatch"," the weather and your joints. many people claim their joints are accurate meteorologists even though it's sunny outside and an achy knee or shoulder predicts it's about to rain. is it just an old wives' tale? researches no. a recent study looked for an association between weather and chronic pain in four cities. two-thirds of patients reported the weather affected their pain levels. most said they felt changes in their pain even before the weather changed. scientists say this has to do with shift inbarometric pressure. the lower air pressure allows tissues to expand and that can put pressure on the joints. and people with arthritis or injuries may have hypersensitive nerves that can pick up the most subtle changes. but rarely is moving to a new climate necessary. some people may need to increase their pain medications during a shift of seasons, but after time, the body adjusts to the barometric changes and the pain resolves. of course, the silver lining is
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if you haven't heard of pinterest, where have you been? it's called the breakout social network of the year. >> i've heard of it but i don't know what it is. i've heard it's very popular with women. and cbs news contributor lee woodruff is a woman she checked it out with some of the other people. >> reporter: from the centerpiece to tasty treats it may look like the work of a paid professional. >> pressure's on. >> reporter: but this party was planned by an aspiring amateur. you're really good at this. very evenly lined up. >> i'm telling you. >> reporter: kristi gilbert is a stay at home mom 6 two who found inspiration for her celebration
on the popular website pinterest. the social network acts as a virtual cork board of ideas, allowing users to pin items they like and share them with followers. >> all of a sudden it makes me feel like i have the confidence to try things. >> reporter: would you have done a party like this before pinterest? >> no. all the recipes, like centerpiece ideas, everything, i just threw to that board. like last night when i was preparing the food i'd go and the recipe's right there. i can link right to it. it just makes it easier. >> reporter: so easy in fact that more and more women across the country are turning virtual ideas into reality. >> oh that's so cute! >> reporter: with pinterest parties. >> we get together, we eat, all pinterest-inspired food drink pinterest-inspired drink like raspberry punch cocktails. >> reporter: what does everybody like pinterest? >> i can go. >> yeah. >> i think it's a great excuse to have another girl's time out, have a couple cocktails.
you know, book club makes you feel bad about yourself, right? >> on pinterest i learned if you put a coffee filter -- >> yes, love that. >> popular pin. put it in here and then it will keep the dirt from seeping out of the bottom. >> reporter: how many of you raise your hand if your pin-dicted? >> all the cool kids are doing it. >> it's like sportscenter to a guy because you can sit in front of it and waste an entire day. >> reporter: it's one of the fastest growing websites in history with more than 17 million unique visitors logging in last month. >> pinterest is like 90% women and 25 to 44 is apparently the strongest age cell. you'll like pinterest if you like things to be pretty easy because you can very simply click and let a photo speak for itself. >> this is where i store all the product. >> reporter: no one understands
that better than small business owner holly xerri. >> when you have a shirt that's too short and pants that are too low, you can slip this on. >> reporter: last december, a photo of her invention, the cami band went viral on pinterest. >> this is the picture. >> reporter: that's it? >> over 4000 repins and 1,200 likes, basically the same picture over and over again. i had nothing to do with this. here we go. >> reporter: what has pinterest done for cami band? >> pretty slow to just skyrocketing the business overnight. we had 40 to 50 clicks a day. then pinterest hits and we're up to 14,483. 17,822. >> reporter: that's big. >> very big. shocking. >> it does tend to create a lot of opportunities for businesses especially small ones because this is a virtually no cost platform. >> reporter: whether for business or pleasure pinterest lets women curate their picture
perfect life one pin at a time. >> another original! pin it. >> cheers. >> fun. fun with your girlfriends, fun to exchange ideas. >> thanks for coming. >> ain't no party like a pinterest party. ♪ pinterest party don't stop ♪ >> seriously, those were found gals. i had a great time. >> i could tell. i hate to sound like nana at the table -- >> thanks, nana. >> what's the difference between that and facebook? facebook don't you put on stuff you like? it seems like it's a page of stuff i like recipes and clothes. >> it's aspireationaspirational. it's virtual shopping without spending because you can put things together and it's a way for women to congress gate around their interests. if you're a crafter, they all shared a lot of crafts and brought crafts as sort of a white elephant. if you're a techno-peasant like me, and i fumble around, this is
easy. you grab, add, click and create your dream board. >> it's a board but it remind me of -- i have a folder i've been keeping with years that i tear out of magazines like "o" and other magazines, recipes i want to make, designs i like for my house. you keep it all in this one place here. >> this is for you. but how do i know erica to go to your place? >> you start following erica. we invite each other to look at our bulletin board. >> that's right. she becomes one of your friends, like facebook. you can watch her boards. she can give you alerts when she's posted something new from "o" and say this is my favorite top and then people who love erica and follow her will repin that top over and over again. >> didn't they just change something? you used to not be able to pin yourself or comment on your own things and they've changed that so it's more self-involved. >> they had a whole update of laws and regulations, copyright chatter about that already. recently in the news this whole thing about pinterest, a concern people were pinning things about
it is 25 minutes past 8:00 and there is your evidence, there is a pretty good breeze outside just like yesterday, if you are about to drive through the wind sharon will wrap up the rush after tim with your first warning weather. >> as tim mentioned they are doing that and clear, 37 degrees, 60 tomorrow, mainly a chance of rain will by with us on saturday. now for another check of the roads we send it to sharon. >> if you are just about to head out we still have problems out there including that one.
also another accident in rosedale, kenwood, that one is not affecting traffic too much. another one on east bideel, that is fire activity that has it closed. take east chase instead. fire activity also still there on 32 eastbound at telegraph road blocking the right lane delays there. there is your drive times and delays. there is a look there. this is brought to you by bills. back over to you. >> twin brothers are back on trial. monique craig monique griego has the story. >> reporter: jury selection went late. it has been years since it happened. they have been tried once. it ended with a hung jury.
the case sparked outrage and publicity is expected to be a challenge. if convicted the brothers face three years in prison. don. >> the pope makes his case to free a maryland man in prison in cuba. we learn he did ask for his release. he is serving a sentence after being convicted of spying. the pope got involved after the obama dismiss administration and others asked for his help. he said he is innocent. new information is coming up about john leopold, including using the police to dig up dirt on his opponents, including them. the group is dhanding demanding to know what information was collected. he says he is innocent. stay with us, up next behind the scene with country
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can work for you. i can't wait for the next issue featuring a list of 50 ways to make your man say, not yet. >> why are we looking at that, erica? >> 50 ways to have your man say not yet. is that amuseing to you charlie? >> not as much as to you. >> fair enough. welcome back to "cbs this morning." lady antebellum, i love this group, one of the hottest musical acts anywhere. >> the trio goes into sunday's academy of country music award with five nominations, including album of the year and best vocal group. national correspondent ben tracy caught up with the band on tour in los angeles. >> lady antebellum! ♪ >> reporter: lady antebellum has been on one of the wildest and most successful rides in all of music. less than five years ago, they were playing a gig at a gas
station in flinger wisconsin, to kick off deer hunting season. ♪ and i hold you in my mind ♪ >> reporter: now they're on a world tour filling arenas with their biggest show ever for their new album "own the night." ♪ own the night ♪ >> to feel that initial -- it's just so awe om. >> los angeles, how we feeling? >> reporter: now you have a sold out show at the staples center. what is this like? >> i mean that is the ultimate like okay like we're really doing it. we've made it. our own fans in the thousands are coming out to see us every night. >> reporter: while lady antebellum antebellum's on stage hoe is huge hilary scott, carlos and dave haywood are keeping things simple. when your fans wonder what serious musicians do before they go on stage, this is the answer? >> this is our rock star preshow ritual right here. >> whisky and ping pong.
>> it's like a paradox. >> reporter: especially now that it takes ten semis just to haul their show. you've come a long way from that gas station in flinger. >> you know what, thank you. it's definitely one of the strangest things in the world to wake up and walk off your bus and go oh i don't look like that right now. i wish i did. ♪ >> reporter: we first met up with lady antebellum last year in nashville. >> i don't know if there's a better hook. >> reporter: the group was putting the finishing touches on their new album. >> let the riffs do their thing. >> reporter: their recording studio is a couple miles away from the nashville bar where they performed for the very first time together in 2006. >> right here. >> dave was here. >> tucked away. >> full band. >> drums in the back. >> probably 15 people. >> reporter: they sang a song that night that would become their first hit.
♪ i don't need you anymore ♪ ♪ don't live here anymore ♪ >> reporter: 2007 self-debuted title album went double platinum. but it was a song on their second album that changed their lives forever. ♪ it's a quarter after one i'm all alone and i need you now ♪ >> reporter: "need you now" is about a drunk dial to a former flame. ♪ it's a quarter after one i'm a little drunk and i need you now ♪ >> reporter: it is the most downloaded country song of all time. and has made lady antebellum international superstars. it is also a song they almost decided not to record. >> we liked it but, i mean if you would have said this song is going to go around the world and take you around the world, we never would have thought that. >> we probably had ten songs we've written and we go oh first single hit and we never even recorded them.
♪ this world keeps spinning faster ♪ >> reporter: the three members of lady a, as their fans call them, are clearly enjoying the perks of fame. >> make sure you get the sign here. >> reporter: with their fully stocked backstage bar. >> this is it. this is our upgrade. >> reporter: and a luxurious tour bus that is miles from how they used to roll when out on the road. >> we went in rvs so you'd drive, stay in a motel 6, share a room with hilary. me, charles and hilary had would be in one room together, all share a bathroom and everything. >> reporter: i bet she loved it. >> she loved it. what she looked forward to every trip. as she sits right here and chats. >> our prop. >> hi. >> and the grammy goes to "own the night" lady antebellum. >> reporter: the group has now won seven grammys and is nominated for five more academy of country music awards this weekend. they will also perform on the show. does it feel like a blink of an eye or does it feel like you've
lived a bit of a lifetime in five years? >> in ways it's like gosh this is so brand new and in other ways it's like i can't believe we're getting used to walking red carpets. >> reporter: and living life on a much larger stage. for "cbs this morning," ben tracy, los angeles. >> i love them. >> could i have you do a little bit of, it's a quarter after one and i need you now. >> you. >> i want you to do it. >> you got your first lottery ticket. it would be so cool if charlie -- don't you think? >> if he sang? >> if he sang. >> it would be great. >> come on. ♪ it's a quarter after one ♪ ♪ i'm all alone ♪ >> see. say the next line. say the next line. ♪ and i need you now ♪ >> yes! nice work. >> victory! victory! yes, that's right. >> go to break quick. >> with that i think we might all need to take a moment here. lady antebellum's luck holds out, and if ours holds out, we'll have more with charlie.
you can catch the academy of country music awards sunday night. >> we're out of control. >> cbs sunday night -- >> this is what i live with every day, america. every day! >> charlie rose is a lucky man. we'll be right back. our weather for this time of day is starting off a bit cool and breezy, 65 degrees our daytime high, partly sunny and breezy for the afternoon. 37 degrees tonight, mainly clear and colder and then going into your friday 60 degrees, increased clouds and then a chance of thunderstorms on saturday. 63 degrees on saturday. 69, 76 and then 80 for sunday, mond
oh, hello. oh! >> stop. >> oh, there you go. oh -- >> mom why are you so loud? you're going to scare her. >> fighting over the baby. >> so cute. >> she's beautiful. >> that was a little from "beverly's soul house" that follows beverly johnson and her family working on their strained relationship and living under one roof. >> beverly was the first black model to make the cover of "vogue" magazine. go beverly johnson. good to have you here. >> thank you for having me. >> can you believe that we're going to talk about the baby on the show in a second but i want to talk about you and your
history. can you believe it's been 40 years? >> no, i can't. >> do you remember that moment? what was that like? >> i remember it like it was yesterday. it's still as exciting as it was that day. i mean and even -- it means even more. i went to the civil rights in alabama march 2nd and we walked across the pettison bridge and i thought 1974 i was kind of angry. we never had a woman of color on the cover? really? >> how old were you? >> i was 21. >> did you even know what that meant at the time for you to be on the cover of "vogue"? >> i knew that's what every model aspires to do is to be on the cover of "vogue." i mean, that means you have made it as a model. i did not know i was the first person of color on the cover. with that came this huge responsibility that i as a 21-year-old really wasn't prepared for dmoo that's a lot. for someone at age 21.
when did you realize the responsibility that you mentioned that you had? how do you handle that? >> it was almost immediate. what i did is i made a conscience decision to find out who i was, where i came from and what this whole thing is about. i grew up in buffalo new york and i was very sheltered. i realized that even -- i mean 1965 we were just doing -- passing voting rights for black people in america. so 1974, what that cover stood for, finally america mainstream is recognizing that black women or black people are beautiful, too. >> yeah, yeah. >> it was huge. and it remains huge. >> yeah. well i think you look fantastic. how old are you? do you mind saying? >> i'm 59 years old. >> you're 59? whoa, whoa, whoa. this what -- my brain had to make a shift that you're grandmother. >> yes. >> i'm telling you, you make grandmomma look good. >> oh thank you. i'm called softa.
>> what do you to want be called? ava can't call you anything. >> yes, she can. softa. my daughter and i were arguing about that. she said she can't say softa. i said yes, she can. >> how old is she? >> eight months. >> and she can talk? >> yes. >> was softa her first word? >> no, momma and dadda and then softa. >> what does that mean? >> grandmother in hebrew. isn't it pretty? >> it is. >> so, this is -- i was reading you said this is a constructive reality show. >> yes. >> what do you mean by constructive? >> well, we went into the show with a purpose, meaning that we wanted to build a stronger bond. we always had a strong bond but i thought that -- well it's a way to get my granddaughter and my daughter and the son i never had, you know, in my house and around me which i always love. but also a chance for us to talk about things that we never get a chance to speak about.
i know i have questions about -- you know, my mother. they never tell you what was going on. did you and dad ever fight? did you ever separate? i thought it was a great opportunity, because she was a mother, she was expecting mother then, that it would show her some things about herself. i'm always in this self-discovery mode and program and process. >> aren't we all? aren't we all? it clearly shows you and your daughter had some issues between the two of you. and you're putting it all out there for us to see. >> yes. >> how do you feel about that? i look at that and i go, gosh, i don't know how people can expose themselves that way. how do you feel about that? what's the relationship with your daughter today? >> well, how i feel about that is that the only way that i could actually get my daughter to go to a life coach and a therapist because she's like mom, that's great, do you that but i don't really need it but when i said reality show, sxo because she's a reality show fan, she's like yes, this is great, we can do that.
i kind of tricked her into it. then i found out that there's a lot i don't know. there's a lot i didn't know about myself. i really didn't know anything about myself. it's an amazing transformation and learning process for me. what was the other question? >> and you're learning about each other? >> we're learning -- i think we're learning more about ourselves more than about each other. isn't that eerily interesting? >> interesting and a good thing. continued success. >> thank you so much. >> 40 years to here to here. you go. >> nice to have you here softa. >> thank you. >> "beverly's soul house" premieres on the own network. a heated argument about a book being called from courageous to one-sided, dishonest and moral.
a provocative new book is sparking passion among american-jewish people. >> president obama is calling "crisis of zionism" and they say it's flawed. peter beinart, a writer for "the daily beast." can i go to what you said there's a report in the israeli newspaper about that the israeli government has put off any
attempt to stop iran's nuclear effort by military action for at least a year. >> yes, there is a report this morning. now, there are been lots of reports about all of this. who knows if this is right. one school of thought in israel that says if netanyahu was a fundamentally cautious person with war. >> "the crisis of zionism," the question, why we can't find a pathway to agreement that would lead to a two-state solution. in your judgment, in this book what's the principle impact? >> i think there have been huge failures on both sides. in the book i call decision to acquiesce into crime, a corrupt dictator who may not have had the moral authority to bring his people where they need to go. i think those of us who support and love israel have to
recognize that the continued building of israeli settlements in the west bank makes the two-state solution harder and harder and imperials their future as a democratic state. >> why do they do it? >> just as our own government sometimes gets taken over by interests that are not serving the national good, there are a set of interests in the israeli government that pushed the settlement project further and further and further. the israeli government has had an enormous amount of difficulty getting a handle on it even though many israelis recognize it threatens what we care about most, which is the future of israel as a democratic state. >> it's also a hot topic here in the united states. these settlements. you're a jewish american orthodox juover the orthodox jew. this has to be hard for you to come out with that stance. how is that playing? >> i go to north synagogue, jewish school. for me the glory of the jewish tradition is all about open debate. self-criticism, being open to a whole range of perspectives, that's the tradition in which i
was raised. and i think there is actually much more debate under the surface in the american jewish community than people sometimes realize. >> is it just that it's tough to talk about it publicly because it isn't always well received perhaps take that side or to even broach the subject of maybe we need to rethink the way settlements are happening? >> well sometimes people take the view you shouldn't air dirty laundry in front of everybody else, but i actually don't think that -- i think it actually shows what's best about the jewish tradition and what's best about israel that we can have these public dough batesebates. >> sometimes that's when you need to have a conversation when there's conflict. i don't know if you can see this, but before you come on you're in the green room and they say your work is being called courageous honest, one sided and moral. at that point you're looking up like, okay. so, i'm wondering, what does your mother say? what are your grandparents saying in i would imagine this might have caused some debate or
controversy in your family yes? no? >> we have a range of views in our extended family. people have made those very clear to me. but i was raised with a belief that what made jewish state of israel precious was that it was founded three years after the holocaust, when the stench of death still hung over europe. when israel was in a battle for it's very survival and wrote a declaration of independence that promised complete equality social and political rights irrespective of race, religion and sex. that's the israel i was raised to believe in and that's the israel i wrote this book to defend. >> is that israel at risk? >> it is if they occupy millions of palestinians barred from citizenship because they're jewish because that will force israel to choose between democratic and characters and nothing would be a greater tragedy. >> to have a two-state solution? >> if israel is to live up to
its own founding principles. >> do you believe the american jewish community has undue influence on the president of the united states? >> no. i'm very proud of the fact that american jews are very very active citizens but i do sometimes have questions about how our organized community interprets what pro-israel is. for me pro-israel i define pro-israel the same way i define pro-american. what is in line with the principles of our constitution and declaration of independence not what our government does. that's the way i would define pro-israel as well. >> all right. you have a chapter in the book called the jewish president, very interesting chapter. >> i think obama was more influenced by jewish culture and experiences coming of age politically in chicago than any previous president. and i think that in some ways he understands a lot of what i think is the best about the jewish social justice tradition. >> thank you. don't forget to get your mega millions ticket. >> that does it for us. up next your local news.
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it has been three years since the dog was burned so badly she had to be euthanized. the twin brothers have already been tried once. it ended with a hung jury. the case sparked outrage across the country and publicity is expected to be a challenge. if convicted they face up to three years. >> a truck crashes into a house causing a fire, the flames shot out of the home while they battled the fire. it happened on howard forest lane. a broken gas line helped to fuel it. everybody inside the house and the truck were not hurt. there is no word on what caused the truck to lose control and crash into the house. prosecutors dropped charges against 5 counselors in the death of isaiah simmons.
they were charged with wreckless endangerment for not calling 911. the case has opted not to continue blaming evidence not admitted by the judge. a new pole shows 43% of the people polled want to repeal same sex marriage in this state, while 40% are still for same sex marriage. the governor signed the bill last month. opponents are still trying to collect enough signatures for a referendum in november. and today is the last chance for marylanders to cast their early ballots ahead of the primary election. this is the first time have offered early voting in a primary. the winner will get all 37 delegates. they have announced john hopkins will be able to minor in that and they can be given a space mission and intern in